If you are unable to serve on your scheduled Sunday, please find your replacement.. Sharon Seidel
Fr. Tom's Talk ... Purpose of the Church
Our building and property are places from which we are sent to join the work God is already doing in the world. The church is not meant simply to be a cozy sheltering place, but an equipping and strengthening place. A gathering of believers who give ourselves away because we dare to love Jesus and believe we are meant to be Jesus’ feet and hands in the world. St. Aidan’s exists to give who we are and what we have in order to make a difference in this community. We are called to emulate Jesus’ life and spirit and be part of the change our world needs. Loving. Joyful. Full of peace and committed to peacemaking. Patient. Kind. Generous. Faithful. Gentle, Humble.
So, dear friends, do not fall prey to worry about our numbers, shrinking resources, or absence of a particular demographic of people (i.e., children and families). God’s mission is about so much more than institutional survival. We have everything we need to do the work God wants us to do. We have been given a heritage from which we give witness to the transforming power of the love of Jesus, the Christ. We serve a God who loves, liberates, and brings new life. Let us embrace with faith and trust the Spirit’s leading as we listening and discerning together what shape our “missionary work” will take in the months and years to come.
Please let me know if you’d like to sit down and talk or enjoy a coffee, at a social distance of course, or feel free to call meat 785-670-0158, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.My office hours are Monday - Thursday 10 am - 3 pm. … Fr. Tom
Jesus said to them, "Why are you afraid Have you still no faith?"" Mark 4:40
When your boat is sinking below you, it can be very hard to have faith! Best we strive every day to live faithful lives, so when a time of challenge comes, we can rise to it.
Sunday, June 20 - Fourth Sunday of Pentecost
No Adult Forum on June 20.
10:00 am: Sunday Worship Service
In Person worship and on Facebook Live
11:15 Coffee and refreshments
Wednesday, June 23
12:00 pm: Noon Day Prayer - on Facebook LIVE
Thursday, June 24
JCFM - Center of Grace
Saturday, June 26
11:00 am: Helen Garlach Memorial Service at St. Aidan's
Sunday, June 27 - Fifth Sunday of Pentecost
9:00 am:Last Adult Forum until August 12. Taking Summer Break
Links for the ZOOM events are available on the website, under EVENTS.
JCFM - Center of Grace
St. Aidan's helps prepare and hand out meals at Center of Grace in Olathe, on the fourth Thursday of the month. June 24 is our next day to serve. You're also welcome to drop off individually wrapped deserts to the church by 2 pm that Thursday.
St. Aidan’s is in our second decade of working with five Olathe Elementary Schools in this important ministry.
...See St. Aidan's Facebook and Web page for more information about BackSnacks.
Pastoral Concerns and Prayer Requests
In case of pastoral emergencies, please contact Fr. Tom Baker at
785-670-0158 (call or text)oremail him at email@example.com.
Please email any prayer requests to Karon Wintrode, and she will post them on Unison. firstname.lastname@example.org.
The parish email system is accessible through our website – www.staidansolathe.org See Julie Wojtas (630 865-3931) for information or any questions.
Be sure to check Unison for all updated information regarding St. Aidan's.
Thanksgivings and Prayers
Thanksgivings – Birthdays & Anniversaries
We give thanks for the birthdays of Chris Graham, Jared Henderson, Jane Bush, Martha Varzaly and Laurie Bush. We give thanks for the anniversaries of Greg and Ruth Henderson and Chris and Laura Burbach.
We give thanks for the people of St. Aidan’s and the privilege of serving each other, our church and our community throughout the year. We give thanks for the faithfulness and resilience of St. Aidan's parish as we all work together during this difficult time, finding new ways to stay connected in spite of the challenges.
Cycle of Prayer –
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the United Church of North India.
In the World Council of Churches Cycle of Prayer we pray for the people of Brazil.
In the Kansas Cycle of Prayer,we pray for St. Paul's, Marysville.
For Our Parish Leadership –
We pray for our rector, Rev. Tom Baker and his wife, Cherie. We pray for the members of the Vestry: Senior Warden Jane Bush, Mark Sappenfield, Sarah Smith, Kathy Mencer, Bonnie Eckel, Clarice Ewing and Paul Reed; for the Vestry Clerk, Janet Seifert; for our Treasurer, Tim Tatlock; and for our delegates, Carolyn Sturgeon, and Sarah Smith.
For Our Troops, Veterans, and Law Enforcement –
Almighty God, we commend to your gracious care and keeping all the men and women in the service and law enforcement at home and broad. Defend them with your grace; give them courage; and grant them a sense of your abiding presence; through Jesus Christ. Amen.
For the Departed–
Eternal Lord God, you hold all souls in life: Give to your whole Church in paradise and on earth your light and your peace; and grant that all your faithful people may at the last enter into your unending joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For Guidance and Grace
Heavenly Father, in you we live and move and have our being: We humbly pray you so to guide and govern us by your Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of our life we may not forget you, but may remember that we are ever walking in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Heavenly Father, giver of life and health: Comfort and relieve your sick servants, and give your power of healing to those who minister to their needs, that those for whom our prayers are offered may be strengthened in their weakness and have confidence in your loving care; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.